Virtual and In-Person Trainings

Making a difference
PPSPP is dedicated to providing education and increasing awareness about suicide prevention.

One of our strongest arms of prevention is the, “informed public.” The more people who know the warning signs and how to get help, the more people we can save. All of our trainings are provided at NO COST to the participant. This is made possible through donations, grants and training sponsorships.

virtual training
  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training – 90 min
  • Provides suicide prevention basics to include warning signs, asking the question, and community resources
  • Suicide Prevention Overview – 60 min
  • Provides an overview of Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention- the three main components of suicide prevention
  • Suicide Prevention for Different Levels of Risk – 120 min
  • Reviews common presentation for different levels of risk and outlines the appropriate interventions for each one with a component of small group practice and discussion
  • Managing Risk in the Community – 90 min
  • The overuse of hospitalization to manage suicide risk creates trauma and distrust for the individual seeking help. This training reviews the Crisis Safety Plan vs. The Comprehensive Safety Plan to help reduce hospitalizations and help support teams of family, loved ones and professionals work together to support someone with thoughts of suicide.
  • Postvention as Prevention- 60 min
  • How we respond after a suicide attempt or suicide loss matters. Individuals exposed to suicide have an increased risk of engaging in suicidal behavior. Learn the best practice postvention supports that can help reduce the risk of additional tragedy.
in-person training
  • ASIST Workshop (Two Days)
  • Provides in depth look at how our personal attitudes about suicide impact how we intervene, tools to engage in the suicide conversation in a compassionate, relational way while still assessing for risk and creating safe plan, and certifies participants as suicide first aid caregivers.
  • Perfectly Imperfect: Support Rooted in Love (8 hours)
  • Created for parents/caregivers/youth workers providing support to youth struggling with chronic mental health issues.
  • Verbal Crisis Intervention (8 hours)
  • Verbal de-escalation techniques
  • Trauma Informed Suicide Prevention (4 hours)
  • Arms helpers with information and techniques for working with a person having thoughts of suicide who has experienced trauma.
  • Postvention as Prevention- 60 min
  • How we respond after a suicide attempt or suicide loss matters. Individuals exposed to suicide have an increased risk of engaging in suicidal behavior. Learn the best practice postvention supports that can help reduce the risk of additional tragedy.